About Our Chicken Wings Franchise Opportunity

Not Your Average, Everyday Sports Bar

Founded in 1994 in the South Bend, Indiana area, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly sports bar that’s a welcome departure from highly programmed, big-box sports bars and overwrought gastro pubs. Our fundamental philosophy is: “People love the stuff we serve and they love watching sports and hanging out: don’t overcomplicate it.” We’ve distilled that philosophy into four words: “Good Food, Great Times.” We are passionate about delivering that concept and continuing to build a fan base that “gets us” because we “get them.” It’s a great relationship, and we are excited to introduce the Wings Etc. sports bar concept through more like-minded, passionate Wings Etc. franchise owners.

Want to see if there is an available Wings Etc. location near you? Check out our Available Markets page!

A Winning Concept, A Unique Vibe

The Wings Etc. franchise offers a winning concept and a fun environment, and we currently have over 80 locations in 13 states and franchises sold in 15 states. Customers love that we treat them as they should be treated and don’t put on a phony smile. This is just one of many reasons why our brand has been so successful throughout the years.

Our sports bar franchise offers:

  • Low start-up costs
  • Extensive pre-opening training and support
  • Continuous operational support
  • Low break-even requirements
  • Simple operations
  • Negotiated volume discounts
  • National-quality marketing and advertising

We were also named a Top 100 Fastest-Growing Franchise by Franchise Gator in 2021, and look forward to our continued growth.

Our Extensive Chicken & Non-Chicken Menu

Wings Etc. offers a menu full of options that will appeal to even the pickiest eaters. We want to make sure that everyone who visits us has something to choose from, whether they are 8 or 80. We offer plenty of wing and non-wing offerings, including burgers, salads, sandwiches, and kids meals. By offering such an extensive menu, we provide our franchisees with an even greater opportunity to appeal to a large audience, as our menu options continue to surge in popularity.

Top 5 Reasons

To Franchise With Wings Etc.

  1. Low Startup Cost. Wings Etc. has one of the lowest startup/break-even business models among full-service bar and grill concepts.
  2. Popular Menu Items. Core menu items (wings, beer, burgers) continue to surge in popularity–no need to convince people!
  3. Proven Success Model. Proven, successful expansion in a wide range of retail spaces, market types/sizes.
  4. Brand Recognition. Distinctive, memorable brand personality and “vibe.” NOT just another sports bar!
  5. Multi Unit Buy-In. 34% of our franchisees own multiple units. 32% of our units are company-owned/operated. Continuing “buy-in” from franchisee and corporate ownership!
Wings Etc. Restaurant

Our Franchisees Are
Talkin' About Us

 - Manish & Amanda Malhotra
“Operational support has been phenomenal. Everyone at support staff helps you like they own the business, and if they don’t have an immediate answer they will find the right person who can help. Wings Etc. startup and operating costs are economical ...”
Manish & Amanda Malhotra, Wings Etc. of Princeton, Madisonville, Newburgh, Henderson, Evansville, & Jasper - Franchisees Since 2015
“Our guests love the food, love the staff, and love watching the game with an ice cold beverage! We have guests that come in 7 days a week because they love it so much! My favorite guest comment is: ‘Where did all these people go before they started ...”
Jeremy Bayles, Wings Etc. of Niles - Franchisee Since 2007
 - Missy Huck
“Amazing group of people! They treat you like family! Great teachers and supporters! We built the first Wings Etc. in Ohio, so many guests were first timers to this franchise. They LOVE the wings and everything else on the menu! Every week we hear ...”
Missy Huck, Wings Etc. of Marietta & Caldwell - Franchisee Since 2015
 - Michelle and Joe Hobbs
“Being in business for ourselves was (and is) a scary prospect. Once we met with Wings Etc. we knew we would be much better off with them than trying to go it alone. The cost saving alone through negotiated food purchasing is worth the royalties, we ...”
Michelle and Joe Hobbs, Wings Etc. of Jackson, Cape Girardeau, & Dexter - Franchisees Since 2013
 - Darla & Dave Landon
“What a wonderful experience it has been to be the owner of a Wings Etc. franchise. I will have to say, when we started this venture of opening our Wings Etc. pub, I was very hesitant. Neither my husband nor I had any knowledge of the restaurant ...”
Darla & Dave Landon, Wings Etc. of Benton Harbor - Franchisees Since 2006
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WE Are Fun!

Yes, that’s right: Wings Etc. is a fun company! We don’t feel like it’s necessary to be stuffy and serious when serving wings and beer. Don’t get us wrong, we take our business operation seriously and are seriously dedicated to our franchisee’s success. But the vibe at each of our locations is a casual one that is enjoyable for both customers and employees.

This isn’t a job that you dread coming in to—this is a career that will provide you with the opportunity to build your own future while having fun and making a whole bunch of chicken puns.

Interested in learning more about our chicken wing franchise opportunity? Good idea. Visit our Steps to Ownership page.

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